Champions Trophy 2017: India’s young opening batsman KL Rahul has revealed that chances of him taking part in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 are very slim. The Bangalore batsman had sustained an injury to his shoulder during the first Test match against Australia and required surgery after the conclusion of the series.
When asked about his preparation for Champions Trophy, Rahul said that he will have to wait and see.
“I will just have to wait and see but the chances are very, very slim,” as quoted from The Times of India.
Talking about his injury, Rahul said that his shoulder kept dislocating and that’s why he couldn’t play all his shots.
“I had torn my labrum (a ring of fibrocartilage). I couldn’t get into a few positions because my shoulder kept dislocating – popped out and popped back in. That’s why I couldn’t play a lot of shots, had to restrict myself. I played with a lot of medication and taping. Surgery was to fix it on the inside.”
Rahul said that he took a lot of advice from Rohit Sharma because he also suffered from a similar injury.
“I was talking to Rohit, he also had a similar injury where he played a shot and he did something to his shoulder. I remember a few people doing something like this, it is very weird. You never know what is a common injury and what is a sportsman’s injury. It was the first time I felt it. That’s what makes it even more complicated, to figure out how that problem started,” Rahul said in an interview with Times of India.
In his short international career so far, Rahul has impressed one and all with his talent and many believe that he will be one of India’s best batsmen in the next few years. Rahul is also a prolific scorer at the domestic level and Indian cricket would be praying for his early return.